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Early Origins of the Lenington family

The surname Lenington was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Lenington family

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Lenington Spelling Variations

Lenington has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Lemington, Lemming, Leamington, Leaminton, Lemminton, Leminton, Lenington and many more.

Early Notables of the Lenington family

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United States Lenington migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Leningtons to arrive on North American shores:

Lenington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo. C. Lenington, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Ethiopia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]
Lenington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Norman Lenington, aged 52, who arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Thales N. Lenington, aged 11, who arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Addie Lenington, aged 48, settling in Wooster, Ohio, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Vasari" from Santos [1]
  • Sidney Lenington, aged 11, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Vasari" from Santos [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lenington (post 1700) +

  • Eric Lenington, American designer and photographer, known for his work on the Beggin' for More album by singer-songwriter Kyle Park


  1. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result


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